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1.7km from Basing House
Eastrop Park is a peaceful haven, a few minutes walk from the town centre and Basing View. The park features a large boating lake, a miniature golf course, a café and walking trails. The River Loddon flows through the park, feeding into a balancing pond. The pond serves as a habitat for various wildlife, including kingfishers.
2.4km from Basing House
Festival Place is a 1.1m sq ft shopping centre situated in the centre of Basingstoke. It’s home to more than 160 big name stores, including Jack Wills, Next, Fat Face, Marks & Spencer, Apple, H&M, Zara, New Look, Debenhams, Pandora and Swarovski. A wide range of restaurants, cafes and bars makes Festival Place an appealing destination for foodies, whether it’s for a romantic dinner, a business lunch, evening drinks, or a coffee and catch-up with friends.
Willis Museum & Sainsbury Gallery
2.47km from Basing House
Willis Museum has been housed in this impressive early Victorian building that was once Basingstoke's Town Hall. The building served as a corn exchange and market hall and dances were held in the room upstairs. It was also the headquarters of the Council of the Borough of Basingstoke until the borough was abolished by the Local Government Act 1972 in 1974.
4.07km from Basing House
Milestones Museum of Living History is a museum located on the Leisure Park in Basingstoke, Hampshire. It is made up of a network of streets that have been recreated according to those found in Victorian and 1930s Hampshire. The museum is home to over 20,000 objects that were either made or used in Hampshire and is a record of the county's social, industrial, and transport history.
National Trust - The Vyne
4.73km from Basing House
The Vyne is a warm red-bricked Tudor mansion built in the 16th century for Lord Sandys, Henry VIII's Lord. It is an E-plan house of diapered red brick with stone dressings. It is one of the iconic attractions in this area and you can have a lookout to the history also.
7.35km from Basing House
Odiham Castle is located within a tranquil site adjacent to the Basingstoke Canal. The Castle, with its surrounding defensive ditches, was built between 1207 and 1214. The site was probably chosen by King John as a convenient point between his strongholds at Winchester and Windsor. The only visible remains are part of the octagonal keep and outlying earthworks. In September 2007 Hampshire County Council undertook a restoration of the shell keep under guidance from English Heritage.
West Green House Garden
9.14km from Basing House
West Green House Garden is a unique attraction nestling in a woodland corner of Northern Hampshire. Renowned for its theatricality and colour for all seasons, the surprises range from a chinoiserie chicken pavilion to a restored 18th century walled garden with a striking moongate. This is the gateway to a staircase framed by rills which rises to an unusual folly - the Nymphaeum - designed by the neoclassical architect Quinlan Terry.
Stratfield Saye House
9.63km from Basing House
Stratfield Saye House has been the elegant, but intimate home to the Dukes of Wellington since 1817. The house and gardens offer an intriguing and informative insight into the life of the Great Duke of Wellington. The house contains many of the 1st Duke’s possessions and is still occupied by his descendants, being a family home rather than a museum.
Heckfield Place Park
10.96km from Basing House
A majestic Georgian family home lovingly restored from its classical origins and rewoven into a luxury hotel standing on more than 400 acres of Hampshire landscape. One of the lovely location and also you can spend some good time with your family there.
Wellington Country Park
11.79km from Basing House
Wellington Country Park is a country park in Riseley. It consists of 350 acres (1.4 km2) of coniferous and deciduous woodlands which offers a lot of activities. It also comprises of beautiful lakes, playgrounds, mini-golf, an Animal Farm, Miniature Railway, Jumping Pillow, and more.
Jane Austen's House
15.92km from Basing House
It was in this picturesque cottage that Jane Austen’s genius flourished and where she wrote, revised, and had published all six of her treasured novels, including the timeless Pride and Prejudice. Today it is a Grade I listed building and one of the most important literary sites in the world, attracting tens of thousands of visitors each year. The Museum holds an important collection of objects associated with Jane Austen, including letters written by Jane and personal effects belonging to her a
16.46km from Basing House
Chawton House is an Elizabethan manor house that once belonged to Jane Austen's brother, Edward. Visitors can enjoy the ‘Great House’ referred to in Jane Austen’s letters, relax in the peace and tranquillity of the gardens, and find inspiration in the lives and works of its women writers. The Centre, which runs study programmes in association with the nearby University of Southampton, incorporates a significant library, a collection of over 9000 books and related manuscripts.
Bombay Sapphire Distillery
17.32km from Basing House
Bombay Sapphire Distillery is in a conservation area with over 1000 years of history. The distillery showcases the care, skill and artistry behind every drop of Bombay Sapphire, and allows you to discover the flavours of the botanicals which make Bombay Sapphire gin so unique.
California Country Park
17.39km from Basing House
One-hundred-and-fifty acres of beautiful and varied countryside. Paths run through ancient bogland, past heathland and Longmoor Nature Reserve. Six-acre lake with resident geese and swans. Public coarse fishery, adventure play area, cafe, Longmoor Bog SSSI. Outdoor paddling pool open during summer holidays only.
17.74km from Basing House
This is one of the largest bird parks in the country, located on the Hampshire border with Surrey it is a great place to explore for a fun and informative day out. In addition to a walk around 26 acres of aviaries and beautiful landscaped gardens, visitors can admire over 800 birds and 180 species from around the world and take part in educational feeding sessions throughout the day.
18.25km from Basing House
Farnham Park is a 320 acre medieval deer park overlooking the town with an impressive 1km tree lined avenue and a large children's play area. This medieval deer park has an avenue of trees which is over a kilometer long. Originally the trees were mature elms, but these succumbed to the Dutch elm disease in the early 1970s and were replaced with lime and beech. There is grassland, woodland, ponds and streams.
18.42km from Basing House
Farnham Castle,is a 12th-century castle in Farnham, Surrey, England, formerly the residence of the Bishops of Winchester. The castle served as the seat of the powerful Bishops of Winchester. The location at Farnham was conveniently located on the main route used by the Bishops between London and Winchester. It is now a multi-award-winning wedding venue with stunning, historic buildings, beautiful grounds, world-class dining and guest accommodation.
Museum of Farnham
18.48km from Basing House
The Museum of Farnham is a Grade I listed Georgian town house with a beautiful walled garden. The museum was founded in 1961 to provide the Farnham community with a collection dedicated to the history of the local area. The museum has a fine collection of nineteenth and twentieth-century British work and houses a collection of objects, fine art and archive material relating to the history of Farnham.
Alice Holt Forest
18.78km from Basing House
Alice Holt Forest lies at the northwestern corner of the Weald where the bounding rim of Chalk swings round from a south-north trending outcrop to the west-east alignment of the Hog’s Back anticline. It is now planted mainly with conifers. The forest is now part of the South Downs National Park, which was established on 31 March 2010, and it forms the most northerly gateway to the park.
18.96km from Basing House
Farnham Maltings is one of the busiest and most diverse arts centres in Surrey offering theatre, film, craft, music, festivals, family theatre and more. Based in a set of buildings formerly used as a tannery and brewery, there is a variety of spaces available for education and leisure purposes. Farnham Maltings works with artists in a variety of ways. They produce, commission and tour national theatre and support creative businesses, artists and craft-makers.
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The St, Old Basing, Basingstoke RG24 7BH, UK
Basing House was once the largest private house in England. It was built by William Paulet, Marquess of Winchester in the Tudor period, on the site of an earlier medieval castle. Basing House was once home to the powerful courtier William Paulet, Marquess of Winchester. You can enjoy a picnic in the re-created Jacobean garden, and come along to the many events and activities held throughout the year, including open air theatre, dig pits, re-enactments and a December Christmas market.